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SM Northwest video wins September contest

A video on how local bands make it in Kansas City earned McKinnon Walsh of Shawnee Mission Northwest first place in the September KSPA Multimedia of the Month contest. The winning video, despite having no traditional voice-over from a reporter, is logically organized and features great interviews, fun graphics, excellent…...

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SM Northwest, SM East students win September design contest

Two Shawnee Mission students took the spotlight in September’s design contest. SM Northwest student Bailey Kopp took first and second place in News Publication Design and SM East student Andrew McKittrick took third. There were no entries in or Yearbook or Infographic Design. Here are this month’s winners and their…...

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KSPA sets date for 2012 Jackie Engel Golf Tournament

Sept. 30 has been set as the date KSPA hosts the second fundraising golf tournament to support the Jackie Engel Endowment Fund. “The Drive” began in 2011 as a means for potential donors to have fun and contribute to the endowment. The Drive is scheduled for 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept.…...

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April Photo winners led by students from SM North, SM East, BV Northwest, Maize and Pittsburg

Eleven students from seven schools earned recognition for April in the final KSPA Photo of the Month contest for 2011-2012. Here are the list of entries the judge from Texas deemed worthy of special recognition: Sports Photo 1st: Jacob Wilson, Shawnee Mission North 2nd: Jessica Curlee, Pittsburg 3rd: Marisa Walton,…...

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Seven schools win KSPA state journalism sweepstakes

A hotly contested tie in Class 2A led to seven schools earning sweepstakes titles in six classes at Saturday’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Contest in Lawrence. Chase County and Canton-Galva each earned 63 points overall to tie for the Class 2A sweepstakes. Other winners included: Class 1A: St. Francis…...

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Looking for State ID Numbers?

Each student competing in the 2012 KSPA State Contest should have only one ID number.  The only exception to this is if they are also competing on a team contest (Theme & Graphics or Video News). State ID numbers are listed below.  If you see any mistakes such as misspellings,…...

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April Monthly Contest Entry Form Now Available

The monthly contest entry form is now available for April.  You may access it here. If you have difficulties accessing the form, please contact Claire or Amanda at [email protected]

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Mill Valley student wins national JEA award

Kansas’ Journalist of the Year has proven herself one of the nation’s top scholastic journalists. Sarah Darby, a senior at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, earned $2,000 by being named a runner-up in the Journalism Education Association’s Journalist of the Year competition. Last month, Kansas named Darby its 2012…...

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March Photo winners announced

Students from Maize South, Sterling, Blue Valley West, Blue Valley North, Shawnee Mission North, Olathe Northwest, Blue Valley and Blue Valley Northwest earned first place finishes in the March Photo of the Month contest. Here’s the complete list of winners: Academics 1st Place (tie) — Jaden Hilgers, Maize South 1st…...

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Shawnee Mission students lead March Design winners

Bailey Kopp from Shawnee Mission Northwest, and Tucker Love and Kristin Enyart from Shawnee Mission North lead the list of winners in the March Design of the Month contest. Kopp created winning designs in both the Infographics and News Publication categories, while Love and Enyart tied for first in Yearbook…...

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